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Ephemera, The Deedle-Dum-Dee, The Wall Street Girl, Sheet Music Cover, c. 1920s
The Deedle-Dum-Dee from The Wall Street Girl
T.B. Harms & Francis Day & Hunter, New York: c. 1912
13 1/2 x 10 inches
Cover of sheet music for a song from a 1912 musical play called The Wall Street Girl, “The Deedle-Dum-Dee,” billed here as a “tremendous song hit.” The illustration shows the actress Blanche Ring with a stock exchange counter board and stock tickers and credits the songwriters Benjamin Hapgood Burt and Silvio Hein.
The Wall Street Girl was co-written by by Margaret Mayo and Edgar Selwyn, and ran for three months on Broadway in the spring of 1912. Blanche Ring played a character called Jemina Greene, who sang “The Deedle-Dum-Dee” in the final production number.
Condition: A bit of wear and creases, owner’s stamp.
“The Wall Street Girl.” Internet Broadway Database. 2001-2006. http://www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=7473 (10 October 2006).